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Old 05-17-2012, 07:56 AM   #121
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So I will have to do some type of electrical work with these lights, just can't plug them in & wallah?
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:58 AM   #122
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So I will have to do some type of electrical work with these lights, just can't plug them in & wallah?
Yes, if you want to take them down every time. These guys are mounting them semi-permanent.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:35 AM   #123
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Is everybody finding the adhesive backing enough to hold onto the fiberglass or aluminum or are you guys using something else?
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:44 AM   #124
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Is everybody finding the adhesive backing enough to hold onto the fiberglass or aluminum or are you guys using something else?
So far so good. Will let you know this weekend (photos coming too).

I did put a big glop of RTV on the end of the LED strip with the plugs to keep wind blast from pulling on the plug and peeling it off.
I hope it works.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:58 AM   #125
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So I will have to do some type of electrical work with these lights, just can't plug them in & wallah?
Things that you need to do:

1) Cut the strip on the correct end using the built in jumper sections to the exact length you need. Not cutting there will cause the mis-cut section not to light.

2) Mount the light strip somehow to the camper or awning (using the strip that comes with double sided tape already attached; adding your own tape, or jamming it into the necessary slot.

3) getting 12 volt 1.2 amp power to the control box. This can be done by running a two wire (red and black normally) from a source like a 12 volt light fixture and wiring it to the short "pigtail" that plugs into the control box (supplied with mine).

4) OR if you want to plug it into an extension cord, buying the correct transformer (see below) and doing it that way.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:16 AM   #126
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I got some black lights and a disco ball. Any suggestions on wiring.


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Old 05-17-2012, 11:17 AM   #127
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I got some black lights and a disco ball. Any suggestions on wiring.


A Gimlet or two should get you wired.... (remember those...)
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:53 AM   #128
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I guess we haven't camped in the kind of campgrounds you all do...
I just like to sit and relax around a campfire with friends and a cold beer....not sure I would appreciate camping next to a Las Vegas show with runway lights!
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:58 AM   #129
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I guess we haven't camped in the kind of campgrounds you all do...
I just like to sit and relax around a campfire with friends and a cold beer....not sure I would appreciate camping next to a Las Vegas show with runway lights!

look at it this way at least youll know where ...........
a) the beer is if you run out.
b) the possiblitly of dancing girls are.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:58 PM   #130
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Did I miss a price on these? At work so no ebay.
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:00 PM   #131
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Mine were 30.00 shipped
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:02 PM   #132
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Really? Thats a GO. Thanks much. I need to re-read about the jproper transformer. Think it was 12v 1.2 amp
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:04 PM   #133
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I guess we haven't camped in the kind of campgrounds you all do...
I just like to sit and relax around a campfire with friends and a cold beer....not sure I would appreciate camping next to a Las Vegas show with runway lights!
I also enjoy sitting around the campfire with a beer and friends. I use these as a basic awning light. I don't use the annoying chase or blink features.(they came with them) It's no different than the globes and lights that plenty of others hang from their awnings. And for the price and a little wiring, I don't have to set up hangers and hang the lights that would have to be torn down every time I leave or bad weather arises.
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:07 PM   #134
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Really? Thats a GO. Thanks much. I need to re-read about the jproper transformer. Think it was 12v 1.2 amp
The link I provided comes with the proper transformer/plug you need.
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:13 PM   #135
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I also enjoy sitting around the campfire with a beer and friends. I use these as a basic awning light. I don't use the annoying chase or blink features.(they came with them) It's no different than the globes and lights that plenty of others hang from their awnings. And for the price and a little wiring, I don't have to set up hangers and hang the lights that would have to be torn down every time I leave or bad weather arises.
X2, thanks for the details I ordered mine today!
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The link I provided comes with the proper transformer/plug you need.
Ok, I'm gona follow the lead here and get some, thanks.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:55 PM   #137
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Really? Thats a GO. Thanks much. I need to re-read about the jproper transformer. Think it was 12v 1.2 amp
i think you can order the transformer from the same ebay seller that sells the led light as post from the original op
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You can't transform DC, so as long as you have a "cigarette lighter" 12V plug, you can just plug into that (provided there is a plug on the end, if not they are cheap to add on) and not have to worry about a power supply. Just make sure the plug has the correct fuse installed. If you plug it into the wall, you just need an AC-DC converter or use the, often included, power supply. I am planning a fused run directly from the battery with a 3A fuse (strip I am getting is 2A so allowing for 150% fusing).

I am currently designing a brush/slip ring system so I can leave it as a perminent mount. I will mount the control box to the storage door and drill out a hole for the IR sensor and seal it up nice and tight. No more fuss after that!
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I am currently designing a brush/slip ring system so I can leave it as a perminent mount. I will mount the control box to the storage door and drill out a hole for the IR sensor and seal it up nice and tight. No more fuss after that!

Would love to see some photos!
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Would love to see some photos!
As soon as everything is in, I will definately post up the build.
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